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German Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookie

This simple recipe for delicious Knappkuchen comes from Kim Demshki. While Kim calls the dessert “German Christmas Cookies,” it really is a classic, buttery pound cake, and it is a staple at her Christmas get-togethers.       Knappkuchen 1 cup butter, at room temperature 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 4 cups all-purpose flour 1…

Holiday Eggnog Bread

Holiday eggnog Bread

We can count on having unexpected guests drop by most often during the winter holidays than during any other time of the year, so it would be great to have something on hand, in the freezer perhaps, that you could just pop out and serve on a moment’s notice. This delicious and moist Eggnog Bread…

What You Need For Holiday Travel

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Everywhere I look these days it’s all about the basic essentials:  5 Must Have Pieces for Your Island Get-Away; What To Pack For Your Holiday Vacation; Editors Picks For The Perfect Rendezvous… I’m guilty of it myself…just see last week’s piece, and probably the previous week’s piece as well…! So how does one go about streamlining the…

Falling In Love With A Bidet

As a woman, I know it can be hard to stay feeling fresh all day long. It can also be harder to feel clean after using the bathroom. I live a very fast paced life, both at home and in my career. I don’t have time for self-doubt, and I don’t have time for such…

After Menopause: Aging and the Female Reproduction Organs

It’s normal to experience some changes as you grow older. The time before menopause is a time you normally don’t spend a lot of time thinking about. You get your “time of the month,” and that’s pretty much it. Sure, sometimes, you wish you didn’t have a period, but when you do reach menopause, all…

Two Jolly Ranchers

When my daughter Carrie was little, I could make her feel better by preparing a tuna fish sandwich just how she liked it…chopped fine with celery on white toast without the crust, cut into four triangles. Last month, beyond exhausted after coming off a 26-day-straight work schedule, she required a more sophisticated rescue plan…a spur…